Robust is putting it mildly – this Taylors St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 is a beast.
Minty, firm and uncompromising, with oak lifting up the palate, but tannins squaring it off again. Very Taylors, very Clare Valley. Wine for the future, no doubt, but it feels tough and ungenerous now. Length is great, so really the future is assured, but gee it’s a raw wine now.
Best drinking: come back in 5 years and drink over the next 20. 17/20, 90/100+. 14.5%, $70. Taylors website. Would I buy it? Not yet.
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